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Benjamin Carson High School celebrates 2nd Annual White Coat Ceremony

Benjamin Carson High School held its 2nd Annual White Coat Ceremony on Thursday, October 24, in the auditorium of Spain Elementary-Middle School.  This is a rite of passage honoring the class of 2016 where students received their white coats with their name tags and recited a “Pledge of Professionalism” promising to work hard to achieve their goals. The keynote address was given by Dr. William G. Anderson, Vice President and Director of Medical Education of the Detroit Medical Center- Osteopathic Division.  The ceremony was conducted by Dr. Susan Schooley of the Henry Ford Health System and Dr. Gary Willyerd of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Education consultant Dr. Jay Marks provided the opening remarks. “The White Coat

School of the Week: Ben Carson High School for Science and Medicine

It was a moment 15-year-old sophomore Mia Norris would never forget. As a student at Benjamin Carson High School for Science and Medicine, she was part of a group of more than 120 students to participate in a “White Coat Ceremony” in which she and her classmates received a white doctor’s coat and pins that say “#1.” “We are all just so excited, and we walk around proudly with our uniforms,” Norris said. “It’s wonderful.” At medical schools, a white coat ceremony is like a rite of passage to welcome students to the medical profession. And at Ben Carson, a student who wears the white coat is displaying his or her seriousness and commitment to pursue a career in science

DPS students ‘Go Green’ with a tour of Belle Isle through the Urban Forest Stewardship Program

During DPS Go Green Week, hundreds of students from schools across the district participated in the 2012 Urban Forest Stewardship Field Trip program at Belle Isle Nature Zoo. From Nov. 19-30, students toured Belle Isle to highlight historic and current uses. The students also visited their own stewardship project sites, which involve shoreline restoration, invasive species removal and trail construction. After lunch each day, the students enjoyed a scavenger hunt at Belle Isle Nature Zoo and an outdoor lesson on identifying winter trees. Several DPS schools have participated in the Urban Forest Stewardship Program Field Trip series including: Cass Technical High School, Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, Martin Luther King Jr., Senior High School, Ronald Brown

Guess which schools are “Going Green” this week?! Find out…

To view photos from many of our Go Green events, visit the Official Detroit Public Schools Face Book Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/DetroitPublicSchoolsFanPage DPS students ‘Go Green’ with a tour of Belle Isle through the Urban Forest Stewardship Program During DPS Go Green Week, hundreds of students from schools across the district participated in the 2012 Urban Forest Stewardship Field Trip program at Belle Isle Nature Zoo. From Nov. 19-30, students toured Belle Isle to highlight historic and current uses. The students also visited their own stewardship project sites, which involve shoreline restoration, invasive species removal and trail construction. After lunch each day, the students enjoyed a scavenger hunt at Belle Isle Nature Zoo and an outdoor lesson on identifying winter trees. Several

Ben Carson continues the “No Soda Pop” campaign

Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine students on October 31 pledged to join DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital President and CEO Reginald Eadie in asking the public to say no to soda pop during the month of November. After hearing a presentation and evidence from Dr. Eadie that soda pop is one of the leading causes of diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer, Carson students overwhelmingly pledged to stop drinking pop and other sugary drinks. To help get the word out about the harmful effects of soda pop, Carson student ambassadors will present at other Detroit Public Schools, nursing homes and community venues to encourage people to “say no to soda pop” during the month of November, and

Benjamin Carson Students receive White Coats in Ceremony

More than 120 Benjamin Carson High School students participated in a White Coat Ceremony on Thursday, October 25, the first of what will become a common practice at the school.   This ceremony, traditionally conducted at US medical schools, is a “rite of passage” to welcome students to the medical profession. At BCHS, the ceremony is designed to mark a transition for students advancing to further studies and experiences in science and medicine and to allow students to visualize themselves as science and medical professionals.  Students commit to values of a health care worker, such as professionalism, caring, dedication and a concern for the betterment of mankind. The wearing of the white coat is symbolic of BCHS students’ seriousness and commitment

DPS Application Schools to host Open House/Enrollment Events to showcase programs

Application period ends March 15, 2012 To showcase their program offerings to prospective students and parents, several of Detroit Public Schools’ 19 Application Schools will host Open House events throughout the month of March. DPS is in the midst of a new five-week Application Schools enrollment period, which runs through March 15, 2012. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. A new Open Enrollment period for non-Application schools will follow from March 15 – April 16, 2012. During the Application Schools enrollment period, parents have the opportunity to register for 19 schools, complete applications, and prepare students for interviews/auditions if required at their school of interest. Open Houses

Students from Ben Carson High School for Science and Medicine participate in “Future DOcs” Saturday Series in partnership with MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ben Carson High School is one of 19 DPS application schools now enrolling students. The application period runs through March 15. Just two weeks left to enroll. Ben Carson High School students are participating in a series of presentations on Nutrition, Prevention, Personal Health and Hygiene. The presentations are part of a 12-week program titled “Future DOcs Saturday Series” at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine-Detroit Center. The series began February 4, 2012 and will end May 5, 2012. During the February 4th kick-off event, students received scrubs, learned about osteopathic medicine, were assigned to physician mentors, and heard from a physician speaker on the topic of “Why I became a D.O.ctor.” Thirty students selected to participate in the program will explore careers in health care, study preventative medicine and other related topics, participate in a health fair, obtain

Top 10 moments of 2011

Top 10 moments of 2011 1) First-ever Holiday Learning Fest kicks off in 18 schools, which remain open over the holiday break providing academic enrichment and support, free meals, health clinics. 2) For the first time ever, DPS provides FREE healthy breakfasts and hot and nutritional lunches to all students in grades K-12 in an effort to ensure all children receive nutritional meals, regardless of income. And they’re healthy! Options include whole wheat bread, Michigan-grown apples and turkey burgers. 3) Cass Tech beats No. 1-ranked team at Ford Field to make it the first-ever Detroit Public School League football team winning the state title in the largest-schools’ No. 1 division. Whoo hoo! 4) We are a parent engagement powerhouse! DPS

Dr. Benjamin Carson dedicates new Dr. Benjamin Carson High School for Science and Medicine, host a forum with students

Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, returned to Detroit for a special dedication ceremony for the brand new Dr. Benjamin Carson High School for Science and Medicine, named in his honor. As part of the event, he met with students to talk about careers in medicine and science. “When I grew up in Detroit, there wasn’t a high school like this for those interested in healthcare careers,” said Dr. Carson. “I am so honored to have a school in my name focused on science and medicine that is designed to bring the best out in students who want to succeed.” About the Dr. Benjamin Carson School of Science & Medicine This fall, Detroit Public Schools